Economic Development

Target Industries
Major Industries Located Near Brockton, MA

 Home to a diverse workforce and commercial clusters in sectors like food production, life sciences, advanced manufacturing, and healthcare, Brockton combines geographical advantages with a vibrant economic landscape. Strategically located 26 miles south of Boston and 43 miles north of Providence, Brockton is a prime business hub in New England. One of 26 Gateway Cities in Massachusetts, Brockton offers unparalleled access to major markets and transportation corridors, bolstered by strong local, state, and federal partnerships.

Food Production

Brockton has quietly become a regional leader in the Food Manufacturing industry over the past years. The city is home to a range of processing facilities, producing everything from baked goods to frozen foods to specialty condiments. Favorably positioned midway between Boston and Providence, Brockton serves not only as a hub for the workers who make the foods we rely on, but a strategic location to distribute Southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island with the results of their labor.



Life Sciences

Advantageously positioned as the only city in Plymouth County, Brockton serves as the regional hub for Southeastern Massachusetts, having long been a draw for all things related to Health Care - and now also the Life Sciences. From being home to an industry-leading dental surgical supply manufacturing company to a global leader in advanced medical nutrition to pioneering prescription medications, the innovative spirit is alive and well in Brockton businesses.


Advanced Manufacturing

As an outgrowth of the historic manufacturing prowess of the city, many high-tech applications use equipment manufactured in Brockton. Boasting production of heat press machines to get your design on a tee shirt, to supplying proprietary medical device connectors, to IFF [Identify Friend or Foe] systems supporting troops on the battlefield, Brockton's manufacturing expertise is on display daily in our metalworking and fabrication shops.



"We used to call it "smokestack chasing." Economic development used to be about offering tax incentives to attract large manufacturers. Here, we focus on nurturing industrial sectors that thrive naturally in our community by improving their growth conditions."

- Rob May, Director of Planning & Economic Development